Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The ASEAN Declaration states that the aims and purposes of the Association are: (i) to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region, and (ii) to promote regional peace and stability. Member Countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- Politics and Security: http://www.aseansec.org/92.htm
- Transnational Crime and International Terrorism: http://www.aseansec.org/13844.htm
Gulf Cooperation Council. The GCC Charter states that the basic objectives are to effect coordination, integration and inter-connection between Member States in all fields, strengthening ties between their peoples, formulating similar regulations in various fields such as economy, finance, trade, customs, tourism, legislation, administration, as well as fostering scientific and technical progress in industry, mining, agriculture, water and animal resources, establishing scientific research centres, setting up joint ventures, and encouraging cooperation of the private sector. Members: Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates.
http://www.gcc-sg.org/ (English: http://www.gcc-sg.org/home_e.html)
Shanghai Cooperation Organization. SCO is a permanent intergovernmental international organization proclaimed in Shanghai on June 15, 2001 by six countries - People's Republic of China, Russian Federation, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Tajikistan and Republic of Uzbekistan. Amongst the main purposes of Shanghai Cooperation Organization is the joint safeguarding and presenting regional peace, security and stability; striving towards creation of democratic, just, reasonable new international political and economic order.
- Shanghai Convention on Combating Terrorism, Separatism and Extremism: click here